PRIME Minister Anthony Albanese called on DP World and the Maritime Union of Australia to negotiate an end to the ongoing protected industrial action on the wharves.

In an interview on radio network 2SM Tuesday morning (16 January), Mr Albanese said: “I think the company and the union should sit down in good faith and sort this out, that’s what I think.

“This is a company that of course is based in Dubai that’s made considerable profits, and certainly there should be a mutually beneficial outcome and I urge both parties to organise in good faith and get this done,” Mr Albanese said.

DP World’s Australia operations are majority-owned by DP World Limited, a company owned by the Dubai government.

Minister for industrial relations Tony Burke is to meet with DP World on Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, there have been no further cancellations of protected industrial action as of Tuesday afternoon.

The union has announced PIA at all four DP World terminals in Australia that extend through 30 January.

The PIA for all terminals includes three two-hour stoppages per day, as well as bans on loading trains and trucks.

The company on Friday (12 January) commenced a policy of not accepting partial work bans. The MUA withdrew several notices of protected industrial action over the weekend and early this week in response.